The Elephant Gathering at Minneriya National Park

Our first trip post lockdown was to journey 192 kms to witness the largest gathering of wild elephants in one area at the Minneriya National Park. Having visited once, ages ago when I was a wee kid, a trip to Minneriya has been long overdue – and I was...

What NOT to do in Athens

1. Don’t Eat in Plaka or Other Tourist Hotspots Plaka is a busy tourist cluttered street that’s lined with souvenir shops – hundreds and hundreds of them. While it’s the perfect place to get a bunch of keepsakes whether olive soap or Greek fridge magnets, it’s probably not the...

Climbing Mount Batur – For Beginners

Especially if you don’t want to die on the side on a volcano. Mount Batur in Bali is an active volcano and the sunrise from the summit was rumoured to be the best in the world. So naturally, hiking in Bali was added to the list when I I...

Exploring Bali, Again!

Bali had won my heart. And the thing about people and places that win a piece of your heart; is that you never get enough of them. You always want more, even if just for a little while. On October 2018, a surprise birthday trip for our mom, we...

How to Survive in Athens After Getting Robbed

Yes, you read that right. With two whole days left of our Grecian adventure, the biggest task was how to survive two days in a foreign country with little money and no access to credit cards; because they were stolen the previous day by mean ol’ Italian men in...

Globe Trotting Post COVID-19

From air travel to hotel’s safety measures, as an avid globe trotter, here are some questions I might consider having answers to before travelling the world, post COVID-19. When the UN declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic, one thing was certain; travel would take a heart-stopping halt and all...

An Amateur’s Guide to Greek Cats

This is a guest post by Caterina Pheline. Between balmy mornings and shivering nights, cat life in Greece is simple, sweet and often lavish. This isn’t survival of the fittest, it’s the feline luxury of the finest. It’s a place where Terry Pratchett’s words ring true, “In ancient times cats...

Horror in Athens

It seems like every time I visit a country, some kind of horror befalls me; which makes me wonder whether my life story is some horror/thriller or dark humour film. This time, we got robbed in Greece. Let’s begin, shall we? Our day started out like any other day...

The Panathenaic Stadium – A Quick Guide

The Marble Jewel of Greece Greece’ beautiful work of art; the Panathenaic Stadium. Built with shiny, cool marble wrapping around a jet-black racetrack that looked as if it was a work of the Olympian Gods, the Olympic Stadium looks majestic as ever. Getting there As you walk out of...

Around Athens – Part 2

Visiting Lycabettus Hill & Syntagma Square After arriving back in Athens from Kalamata, we booked a taxi with BEAT and headed in search of our third Airbnb. While waiting for the apartment to get ready, we sat in a small café; had a toasty feta pastry with a lovely...